Wild hooded crow talking

Playout date: 1 April 2007
Duration: 1:32

This hasn’t happened to me since, in my interactions with the crows of Warsaw. I’ve been divebombed by them, had food stolen by them, and been defecated on by them , but this is the first and last time I got a human impersonation out of one of them. Thankfully I had a camera to hand.

The bird is wild, in a park. Some people ventured in the comments that it must have been around people a lot, but of course that is not necessary. Being around people doesn’t give a bird a different set of vocal chords or mental functions. If a domesticated parrot or corvid will talk, then so will a wild one, if it feels like it. They don’t need years of practice.

The fact that this was uploaded on April 1 might have led people to think it was an April Fool’s Day joke, but I don’t do them and don’t normally enjoy the “humour” of pranks that people come up with in a forced way on that day.

Quote of the clip: “Hello!”

***Statistics and Credits***
Views at the time added to HTV: 26,613
Likes at the time added to HTV: 50
Dislikes at time added to HTV: 4
Popularity % ” ” ” =L/(L+D): 99.8%
Comments at time added: 33
Total interactions at time added: 87
Total interactions to views 0.3%
Camera: Panasonic DMZ -FZ31
Post Production: Windows Movie Maker – slight use
Location: Szczesliwicki Park, Warsaw
Other people featured: None
Genre: Environmental
Music used: None
Languages used: English
Animals/plants featured: Grey crow, also known as Hooded crow. Corvus cornix (L., 1758)
Other remarks: See the comments for the people who think this is fake, but I don’t do fake.

About David J. James

56 year old UK origin Chartered Accountant and business consultant who loves languages, literature, history, religion, politics, internet, vlogging and blogging and lively written or spoken discussion, plays backgammon and a few other board games. Walks and listens to Audible for hours a day usually, and avoids use of the car. Conservative Christian, married to an angel with advanced Multiple Sclerosis. We have three kids, two of them autistic, and we live in Warsaw, Poland. On the board of the main British-Polish charity Fundacja Sue Ryder in Poland, and involved in the Vocational Autistic School of "Nie Z Tej Bajki" in Warsaw. Member of Gideons International. Serves on two committees of the Chamber of Auditors in Poland, and on several Boards and Supervisory Boards. Has own consultancy called Quoracy.com delivering business governance and audit/valuation solutions as well as mentoring. Author of the GoldList Method for systematic optimal use of the long-term memory in learning.

Posted on 07/12/2017, in Birds and Mammals, Filming While Walking, Uncle Davey's Warsaw and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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